Project Overview

Innovation Pioneers Summit (yearly)

Innovation ecosystem / Learning network / Cross-Boundary Collaboration / Corporates / Public Sector / Academy&Science

Innovation Pioneers is a collective learning network founded by innovation leaders and practitioners from a wide cross industrial background of companies, organizations, government agencies, academia, research and startups. Innovation Pioneers members work with innovation on both a strategic and operational level. They are leaders and visionaries, practitioners and strategists. Together they aggregate, produce and develop methods, processes, tools and experiences.

Initiated in 2008, the network’s primary annual sharing of knowledge events include Innovation Pioneers Summit, the two-day action-oriented Innovation event and four single-topic Tank Meetings.

The collective learning network is fully financed by it´s members and a new Chairman and a Vice Chairman is elected every year. Active members included Alfa-Laval, Arbetsförmedlingen, Asko, AstraZeneca, Castellum, CGI, Doberman, Dustcontrol, Enfo, Ericsson, Fastighetsägarna, Flir, Frontit, Försäkringskassan, Hultafors group, Ingka group (IKEA), Internetstiftelsen, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Kivra, Lindab, McKinsey Design, Mölnlycke, Naturvårdsverket, Norrmejerier, OKQ8, Reitan Convenience, RISE, SKF, Sobi, SOS Alarm, Stena Recycling, StoraEnso, Tetra Pak, The Absolut Company, Thule, Umeå Kommun, Uponor, Uppsala Kommun, Valmet, Vasakronan, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, White Arkitekter and more from the Swedish Innovation Ecosystem. In addition Business Sweden, The Swedish Institute and Swedish Incubators & Science Parks was collaborative partners.

During the almost 5 years that our founder Susanne Fuglsang was the CEO of Innovation Pioneers they grew to as many as +50 members representing a selected part of the Swedish Innovation ecosystem. As a 100% member financed learning network the organization was built upon a high trust and sharing culture where the members paid a yearly membership fee to be able to attend a 2 day Summit + 4 Tankmeetings per year + additional member events like The Innovation and Startup Tour 2019 to Seoul, South Korea in collaboration with Team Sweden, represented by @Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden where Innovation Pioneers was a proud partner to the Innovation and startup track.